Yesterday, we reported that in response to questions about his claims that he has a Ph.D., right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton released a video insisting that he does, in fact, have “an earned doctorate.”
As we and others pointed out, Barton’s assertion seemed a little odd since he never actually stated where or when he “earned” his supposed doctorate and the documents in the background to which he pointed were difficult to read, though one clearly came from Pensacola Christian College, from which Barton received an honorary doctorate. The other two documents appear to have come from Ecclesia College and Life Christian University, an unaccredited Christian university that has also awarded Ph.D.s in theology to televangelists like Joyce Meyers and Benny Hinn.
Despite his claims to the contrary, Barton’s video did not prove that he has “an earned doctorate” and, instead, simply raised more questions than it supposedly answered.
And perhaps that is why the video has now been removed from Barton’s WallBuilders Facebook page and the video has been made private: